North Idaho College Parking Lot Improvements

Client: State of Idaho Division of Public Works (2009)

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Prior to joining HMH Engineering, one of the projects that Eric Olson managed was the Parking Lot Improvements project at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.  During the Design Development stage, this project took on additional complexity as it was discovered that portions of the project area watershed drained to the City’s sanitary sewer.  Shortly after, college staff approached Eric with the concept of removing one of the parking lots in the project area in favor of a walking plaza that would still provide emergency access to the project.  In discussion with the City of Coeur d’Alene it was determined that an old water main ran through the plaza that needed to be replaced.  Mr. Olson helped to establish a budget these new project needs and facilitate participating funds from the State of Idaho, North Idaho College, and the City of Coeur d’Alene.  A landscape architect was brought on board to design the artistic portions of the plaza.  In addition to the plaza, an access road was reconstructed and a large parking lot was milled, overlaid, and reconfigured.  Grass swales were added where there previously were none and drywells were added adjacent to the gymnasium in order to infiltration storm drainage that previously connected to the City of Coeur d’Alene’s sanitary sewer system. 

Client References: Mark Schlickenmeyer, Division of Public Works, 885-4020
Garry Stark, North Idaho College, 769-7769